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Last event: Saturday 20 November 2021 at 11am
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Local children’s authors will be telling tales and sharing stories for all ages.

Tuesdays & Thursdays during Chester Literature Festival at 4pm
Saturdays & Sundays during Chester Literature Festival at 11am

Saturday 6 November at 11am
The Clock Thief features Lucy and her brother Tom, part of a group of Extraordinary Travellers. They have no idea about the adventure that awaits them as they embark on an exciting journey through Spain as they try to discover why Cathedrals float above the ground and clocks disappear. As well as being a highly entertaining adventure, The Clock Thief is also an educational book that features Spanish language, food, culture and history throughout.
Recommended for ages 7-12


Sunday 7 November at 11am
The Spooky Train is setting off for another spooky night!
Would you like to join us and give someone a fright?
The Monsters are all ready and they know just what to do!
But who do you think is best and will shout the loudest… BOO!
An interactive story for ages 2-6


Tuesday 9 November at 4pm 
Freddie and the Phantom Pirates is the story of Freddie Palmer, a shy 12 year old boy who gets most of his excitement from the pages of his adventure books. He longs to be like those adventurers, but just hasn’t got the confidence. Then, one summer’s afternoon on the local municipal boating lake, Freddie found himself at the heart of a real life adventure when he met a mysterious pirate ship out on the lake. Find out what happened to our hero in Freddie and the Phantom Pirates, a book and forty-one verse poem about Freddie’s adventure.
Recommended for 7+


Thursday 11 November at 4pm
A tale of adventure and friendship…terrifying creatures, a brave goose and strange goings on. We follow Edward, in his amazing flying boat, from lonely tall tower over land ,sea and sky , to far away places. From riches to rags, will he find friends and happiness?
Recommended for ages 5-11


Saturday 13 November at 11am

Pippa the Penguin – this is a story about sisterhood, perseverance and one plucky penguin’s quest for flight.
Recommended for ages 2-6


Sunday 14 November at 11am
Princess Maureen is bored, all those palaces and posh parties…yawn…but then, her brother fails to return from a quest and it’s up to Maureen to find him and bring him home, and so, with her trusty hat and the help of some unlikely friends she sets of on her very first adventure!
Recommended for ages 5-10


Tuesday 16 November at 4pm
Kali, a young girl gorilla, becomes the hero of the African rainforest when she saves the leopard cubs from being crushed, in the path of the enormous, tree-eating monster. An exciting story for younger children.
Recommended for ages up to 7


Thursday 18 November at 4pm
Come and meet local storyteller, Ellen Edwin-Scott, who will be telling tales inspired by the Cheshire countryside. Expect colorful characters, real-life stories, and fun for all the family.
Recommended for ages 7+


Saturday 20 November at 11am
Can you sort the fact from the fiction? Join Chester-based author James Warwood as he hosts an interactive quiz based on his new true or false non-fiction series called Truth or Poop. Is the closest living relative to a T-Rex a chicken? Does the moon smell like gunpowder? Can a cockroach survive without it’s head? Come along to find out if it’s truth or poop.
Recommended for ages 7-11

Time details

15 - 30 minutes

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1 hr 32 | ParaNorman is the story of 11-year-old Norman Babcock who must use his unique ability to see and speak with the dead to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

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Cinema The Lost King (12A)

1 hr 48 | AD | The true story of a woman who took on the country’s most eminent historians, forcing them to think again about one of the most controversial kings in England’s history.

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Cinema Moonlight Flicks: Hocus Pocus (PG)
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1 hr 35 | Teenager Max accidentally awakens a coven of witches and unless he can steal their book of spells there will be trouble ahead.

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1 hr 35 | George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead is a story of corpses rising from their graves, possessed by taste for human flesh.

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Carriage Shed

1 hr 58 | When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.

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